New WEEZER Album is a Tribute to LOST and Hurley

ArtMusicLostby Joey Paur

It looks like Weezer's eighth album is a tribute to the hit TV series LOST. The name of the album is Hurley, and the cover of the album is simply going to be a close up of Jorge Garcia's face who played Hugo "Hurley" Reyes on the show.

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo tells Spinner, the album's name came easily once they settled on the photo.

We struggled super hard trying to come up with an album title, trying to find some kind of phrase that summed up the whole aesthetic behind the album: ‘Heavy Mental,’ ‘Smaller Than Life,’” Cuomo says. “I was coming up with all kinds of stuff, but ultimately, we just went with some random word that doesn’t really have anything to do with anything. I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia — it just had this amazing vibe. We didn’t want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as ‘the Hurley record’ even if left it without that title, so we just called it ‘Hurley.’ No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face.

In case you were wondering, the songs written for the album were not inspired by the show LOST, just the title and album cover which you can check out below. Check it out and tell us what you think! Does Hurley work for a Weezer album?

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